With refreshed styling and a peppier engine, the new Honda Dio is the first automatic scooter in the country to be introduced with tubeless tyres making, ensuring better stability and braking efficiency for its already sporty stance
It’s by far the most awarded internationally styled ‘moto scooter’ in the country and probably the only bike that could have continued selling in heaps even without its new and refreshed styling and the addition of its eye-catching 3D Emblems.
Perhaps the only objection with the Dio’s lightweight fiber body was its slightly underpowered engine, which was a tad short of the vigor its sporty demeanor presented. Honda has now fixed all of that and more with the launch of a refreshed new model, whose 110cc engine now replaces the earlier 102cc engine. With a 10cc boost of power on the 2012 model, the multi-award winning ‘moto scooter’ now generates 8.11 PS of power@7,500rpm and 8.66Nm of torque @5,500 rpm.
Commenting on the launch of the newly styled Honda Dio, Mr. N.K. Rattan, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said, “The New Dio has 110cc powerful engine and offers 15% more fuel economy. It has tubeless tyres - First in category and Combi-Brakes - Exclusively in Honda scooters.”
Now with the addition of five exotic new colours, Sports Red, Matt Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Palm Green and Leblon Violet Metallic, the radical styling on the new Dio’s has just gotten more youthful, sleek and aerodynamic. Also upping the style ante of the New Dio are the unique premium 3D Emblem and sporty shaped integrated rear with elegant tail lamp. The new Honda Dio will go on sale later this month across all Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealerships (HEADs) and is priced at Rs. 42,362 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).